Strumigenys uichancoi

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Strumigenys uichancoi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Strumigenys
Species: S. uichancoi
Binomial name
Strumigenys uichancoi
Brown, 1957

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Holotype Specimen Label

Known only from the type material, a worker found in a Philippine fern plant passing through US plant quarantine, Honolulu.

Identification

Bolton (2000) - A member of the signeae complex in the Strumigenys godeffroyi-group. Known only from the holotype, intercepted in quarantine in Hawaii, on a plant that originated in the Philippines. Pilosity on the dorsal alitrunk of the holotype is apparently abraded and some hairs may have been lost. The species appears to be closely related to Strumigenys rofocala and its allies; see comment under that name and also under Strumigenys signeae.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Philippines (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • uichancoi. Strumigenys uichancoi Brown, 1957g: 116 (w.) PHILIPPINES. See also: Bolton, 2000: 831.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Bolton (2000) - TL 2.1, HL 0.56, HW 0.40, CI 71, ML 0.26, MI 46, SL 0.34, SI 85, PW 0.24, AL 0.56. Characters of signeae complex. Pilosity of dorsolateral margin of head consists of an uninterrupted series of anteriorly curved small hairs; without an apicoscrobal hair and without projecting hairs posterior to level of apex of scrobe. Apical antennomere constricted basally, only narrowly articulated to preapical segment. Cephalic dorsum with elevated short ground-pilosity that gradually increases in length posteriorly, but without obviously longer, stouter standing hairs either at occipital margin or anterior to this. Pronotal humeral hair stiff and minutely looped at the apex. Pronotal dorsum otherwise with a single pair of short erect hairs; mesonotum with 1-2 pairs of similar erect hairs. Pronotal dorsum smooth and shining; mesonotum anteriorly feebly sculptured, posteriorly rather more strongly so. Side of alitrunk with pleurae and propodeum smooth, shining and highly polished. With alitrunk in profile the propodeal teeth depressed, following the line of the propodeal dorsum rather than elevated away from it. Lamella on propodeal declivity broad, its posterior (free) margin straight-edged. With petiole in profile lateral spongiform lobe small, confined to posterior half of node. Disc of postpetiole smooth. First gastral tergite with most standing hairs simple, but some looped apically.

Type Material

Bolton (2000) - Holotype worker, PHILIPPINES: from fern, intercepted by U.S. Plant Quarantine, Honolulu (No. 686 10385) (National Museum of Natural History) [examined].

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